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The Union Public Service Commission has invited applications for the Combined Defense Services (CDS) examinations which is an excellent opportunity to land a fulfilling career in the defense services.

It also includes the non-technical short service commission course for women. Around 417 vacant positions are reported in all the defense sectors.

The examination is scheduled to take place on 8 September 2019.

The last date for application is on 8 July.

Website: upsconline.nic.in

Indian Military Academy, Dehradun

100 vacancies are reported here including the 13 seats reserved for those who possess the NCC certificate (army wing). Unmarried men born between 2 July 1996 and 1 July 2001 can apply.

  • Qualification: Graduation

Naval Academy, Ezhimala

45 executive vacancies (general service/ hydro) including 6 seats for the NCC naval wing certificate. Unmarried men born between 2 July 1996 and 1 July 2001 can apply.

  • Qualification: Engineering graduation

Air Force Academy, Hyderabad

32 vacancies in the pre-flying course. Unmarried men born between 2 July 1996 and 1 July 2000 can apply. Those who possess a commercial pilot license would have age relaxation for up to two years. 

  • Qualification: Graduation, with physics and mathematics as subjects in plus two or engineering graduation.

Officers’ Training Academy, Chennai

225 vacancies in the NCC course for men. The seats are open to unmarried men born between 2 July 1995 and 1 July 2001. 

  • Qualification: Graduation

15 vacancies in the non-technical course for NCC women. Unmarried women, widows and divorcees with no liabilities can apply. The candidates should be born between 2 July 1995 and 1 July 2001.

  • Qualification: Graduation

Two exam centres in Kerala

Kerala has centres in Kochi and Thiruvananthapuram for the written test. Bengaluru and Chennai are the nearest centres outside the state. Visit the website for detailed notification, physical standards and syllabus.

www.upsc.gov.in

Points to note

The services should be mentioned in order of preference in the application form. Women should select ‘OTA’ as the only preference. Men who wish to apply only for short service commission in the Officers’ Training Academy should only select ‘OTA’.

Those who wish to choose short service commission in the Officers’ Training Academy and also permanent commission at the IMA, Naval Academy or the Air Force Academy should select OTA as the last preference.

The candidates who prefer the air force should select the Air Force Academy as the first preference. The already entered preferences will not be allowed to change. Last year graduate students too would be allowed to write the exam.

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